Thursday, July 10, 2014

Carrier by Anne Tibbets Blog Tour + Review

Carrier by Anne Tibbets
(The Line #1)
Published by: Carina Press
Publication date: June 16th 2014
Genres: Dystopia, New Adult

Twenty-two -year-old Naya has spent nearly half her life as a sex slave in a government institution called The Line. When she’s kicked out after getting pregnant with twins, she’s got no way to earn a living and a horrifying choice to make: find someone to replace her, or have her babies taken in her stead.
A doctor with a history of aiding ex-Line girls, Ric Bennett, wants to help. He runs a team of rebels that can delete Naya’s records and free her forever. But when The Line sniffs out his plan, things get bloody, fast. Naya means more to them than just a chance at fresh faces—her twins are part of the government’s larger plan.
As they hide from government search parties, Ric comes to admire Naya’s quiet strength. And Naya realizes Ric might be a man she can trust. If they make it off the grid, they could build a new life. But first they’ll have to survive the long, vicious reach of The Line.

Review: I was thrilled when I was offered to review this book for a blog tour. I would probably spend all of my time reading young adult dystopian books if I could do so. I especially love when it's the first book in a new series that I have not heard of instead of the "big" ones that everyone seems to be talking about. I've found that I am really loving reading those lesser known books. They turn out to be quite awesome, and this book was certainly the same. Anne Tibbets began a wonderful series, and I cannot wait to continue with it.

One of my favorite things about this book was the world building. I think that sometimes dystopian books miss the mark when it comes to creating the world that exists in their story. When I think of dystopian, I think of things being really, really bad. The world has reached a point of destruction, everyone is desperate to survive, and things are not easy for anyone. These things can be sugar coated in certain stories, but Tibbets does a wonderful job of making it clear that things are not well in the world. How can they be when there is The Line? A sort of brothel where the girls are hired for hourly appointments. Horrible!

Another thing I absolutely loved about the book was the characters, Naya in particular. She has gone through so much, and she has to continue to deal with so many more things throughout the extent of the book. While she receives some help throughout the plot line, it's also quite clear that she is a very strong person. She has to decide what she wants, despite knowing that things could be very dangerous for her. Along with that, her reactions and emotions seemed realistic for someone who had been through the things that she had. She did not trust or feel easily, and how could she? I thought she was very well developed.

Honestly, I don't really have any negatives to say about this book. I know that I tend to rate dystopian books pretty high, but it's truly because I enjoy them very much, and this book was not any different. I got through it in one sitting, and I wanted the next book right away. If I have any complaint, it would probably be the last chapter of the book. While I know it is a series, so there is much more to come, I do feel like the ending was cut short. It was wrapped up a bit too quickly, but still not bad. I do like that she has given a sort of happy ending, just to see what happens in the next book. Very mean, Mrs. Tibbets! I really enjoyed this book, and I would highly recommend it to other YA dystopian lovers.

Rating: 5.0 / 5.0


Anne Tibbets is an SCBWI award-winning and Best Selling author. After writing for Children’s television, Anne found her way to young/new adult fiction by following what she loves: books, strong female characters, twisted family dynamics, magic, sword fights, quick moving plots, and ferocious and cuddly animals.

Along with CARRIER, Anne is also the author of the young adult fantasy novella, THE BEAST CALL and the young adult contemporary, SHUT UP.

Anne divides her time between writing, her family, and three furry creatures that she secretly believes are plotting her assassination.

Find her on Facebook at or on Twitter @WriteforCoffee. To contact Anne, visit and click the ‘CONTACT’ tab.

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  1. I love dystopians too - I need to get my hands on this one!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  2. This seems like a really cool book and I love the cover.


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